Over the past couple of weeks, fans have been eagerly awaiting a first look at Henry Cavill in costume as Geralt of Rivia. A recent leak from the set of The Witcher on the Canary Islands seems to have given fans just that. The photo showcases Cavill's white-haired monster hunter running down a hill.
The image was published on Spanish website Diario de Avisos and later shared on Reddit. According to the original article, the photo was taken from the top of La Palma over the weekend. Filming took place at Juan Adalid.
Unfortunately, due to the angle and distance from which the photo was taken, it's difficult to say for certain whether or not the man in the photo is actually Cavill or a stuntman. The details of the costume itself, however, are slightly more distinguishable. Enough so that leather boots, gloves and what appears to be a brigandine can be seen, which would suit the character described in Andrzej Sapkowski's novels completely.
Cavill made his first official appearance as Geralt of Rivia in a teaser video released in October 2018, one month after his casting was announced. The teaser featured a very different armor set than the one seen in the photo and, because of its color and the fact that the teaser was shot at night, the video did not offer a great look at the costume.
The focus was instead on Cavill's face in the white hair and yellow eyes of Geralt. It received a mixed response from fans, with some claiming that the actor possessed facial features that were too gentle for the gruff, ugly character from the novels.
Leaked photos have been circulating the internet for several weeks now, some showcasing Yennefer and several other characters, so it's entirely possible that more photos of Geralt of Rivia will emerge in the weeks to come.
An official release date has not yet been announced for The Witcher, though showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has suggested that the eight-episode long first season is unlikely to air before 2020.